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Jonah Advincula Drafted by Cleveland Guardians in 8th Round

Jonah Advincula Drafted by Cleveland Guardians in 8th Round


SEATTLE (July 10, 2023) – Washington State outfielder Jonah Advincula was selected by the Cleveland Guardians in the eighth round of the 2023 Major League Baseball Draft Monday.
 
Advincula was taken as overall pick No. 248 and is the first Cougar selected by Cleveland since pitcher Jeremy Johnson in 2009.
 
Advincula earned All-Pac-12 Conference Honorable Mention in his first season at WSU after transferring from Redlands University (DIII). The junior outfielder and leadoff man started in 51 of the Cougars 52 games this season and hit .350 with 53 runs scored, 70 hits, 20 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 33 RBI and was 24-of-26 in stolen base attempts. Advincula tied for sixth in the Pac-12 in doubles (20) and was fourth in stolen bases (24), the most doubles by a Cougar since 2006, the most stolen bases since 1996 and was the first Coug to record 20 doubles and 20 stolen bases in program history.
 
The Santa Clara, Calif. native was tenth in the league in hitting (.350), recorded 21 multiple-hit games including six 3-hit games, added a 13-game hitting streak, a 22-game on-base streak and opened the season earning Pac-12 Player of the Week honors. In Pac-12 play, Advincula hit .322 with 11 doubles, three home runs and 10 stolen bases.
 
Prior to WSU, Advincula played three seasons at Redlands University (DIII, California) where he was a 2022 Division III All-West Region selection after hitting .430 with three doubles, five triples, seven home runs, 38 RBI and 28 stolen bases.
 
 

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